Today a clipper system has turned into a intensifying coastal low , it threw back periods of moderate to heavy rain/snow and even some embedded thunderstorms but the quick movement and marginal temps severely limited anything too significant with a widespread coating to 2 inches it will melt away quickly today but is a preliminary sign that winter is on the way back in after a prolonged period of mild weather as a cold and stormy pattern begins to develop
The storm will clear the area by mid to late afternoon with clearing skies and temperatures falling into the 20s tonight
Sunday will be partly cloudy with highs in the mid 30s to low 40s and Monday will follow suit it should be mostly dry for everyone but a few scattered snow showers will be possible later Sunday for Central Pa points northeast
Monday night a arctic cold front will march through with some isolated to scattered snow showers but the big story will be the prolonged arctic cold that comes in on its heels as Tuesday and beyond through the remainder of the week through the weekend will feature highs in the mid to upper teens inland to lower to mid 20s along the coast and lows in the single digits inland to mid 10s along the coast.
Most of the week will feature dry cold weather but a storm threat is looming for the end of the week towards Friday as a clipper system could transfer off the coast and lead to a light to moderate snow event but this will depend on track of the low and where it transfers to if it transfers off the Delmarva coast it would be a decent snow event but it could transfer too far north or too Far East we won’t really know until early or mid week.
We see the current pattern features a continued western ridge with a mid country trough and a dominant ridge from the Southeast to the Central Atlantic but the trough will progress east slowly over the next couple days and introduce polar and arctic air to the area and with the sub tropical jet expected to get active and a persistent southwest flow up the east coast from the Central Atlantic ridge things may get stormy from late this week and into February as this pattern will remain in place for a while.